Every Day is a Victory


Tony Handler was living a great life. He was married to the woman of his dreams, raising a family and enjoying every single day.

But in an instant, everything changed. Doctors not only told him that he had pancreatic cancer, but they broke the news that he likely only had a few years to live.

That was decades ago. And Tony has never given up hope. Despite grueling treatments, experimental drug protocols, surgeries and later, battles with liver, prostate and skin cancer, Tony kept moving. He started to run and that led to competing in triathlons. Tony says that every time he crosses a finish line, he’s beaten Mr. Cancer, and now he’s taking that positive attitude and paying it forward.

Tony lives in Solivita, a premier 55 plus community in central Florida, where he started a cancer support group and leads the members on walks, runs and other activities. And he even won the Geriathlete™ Award at the Growing Bolder Awards, which makes a nice addition to the Growing Bolder Inspiration Award he previously received!

Tony has beaten the odds to keep Surviving & Thriving.